On Friday 2 October, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha where a 75 year old local man had become unwell with a serious medical condition.
The man was flown to Whakatane Hospital for immediate medical treatment.
On return to base, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was retasked by Bay of Plenty Police to assist in the search for a missing kayaker of the Mt Maunganui coast near Omanu.
The man was located as the TECT Rescue Helicopter arrived at the scene.
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